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Miles Gloriosus

Miles Gloriosus


Edited by Mason Hammond, Arthur M. Mack, and Walter Moskalew

ISBN 9780674574373

Publication date: 03/25/1997

Miles Gloriosus or “Braggart Warrior” is one of the best-known and liveliest Roman comedies. It shows Plautus at his ablest in ingenious plot construction, vivid characterization, fast-moving action, and humorous dialogue.

This edition of the Latin text is fully and very helpfully annotated. The substantial introduction considers the antecedents of Plautus’s drama in Greek New Comedy and in Italic farce, his mixture of Greek and Roman both in language and in the life portrayed, and his stagecraft, language, and meter.


  • A fine edition of the Miles Gloriosus… Especially useful for the student.

    —Classical Bulletin


  • Mason Hammond was Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature, Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 224 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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